Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Adult Industry Workers

Adult industry Workers provide a variety of exotic dancing, stripping or escort services.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $2,300
  • Employment size: 21,000
  • Future growth: Stead
  • Skill level: N/A

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel visiting clients or attending different workplaces.
  • Overnight travel expenses visiting clients or attending different workplaces.
  • Home office occupancy costs if seeing clients at home – includes % of rent, mortgage interest, rates, insurance, etc.
  • Advertising the business in the adult industry.
  • Costumes, lingerie, fetish equipment and adult novelties.
  • Rent of premises for working.
  • Consumables including condoms, lubricants, gels, oils and tissues – if used solely for income earning purposes.
  • Stage make-up and products.
  • Dance lessons to maintain existing dance skills, or to learn new dance skills.
  • Computers, televisions, video recorders, and stereos.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels.
  • Gifts to clients.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Every day clothes including shoes, dresses, skirts, blouses, etc. 
  • Fitness costs. 
  • Hairdressing, make-up or facials.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Home office occupancy expenses
  • Self-education expenses
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Logbook for motor vehicles
  • Gifts to clients, suppliers and contractors
  • Phone and internet
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels
  • Overnight travel expenses


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